The mask. All symbolism.
These photos found on Zuzana Čaputová’s (President Of Slovakia) Twitter page are meant to glamorize fascism.
A symbol of obedience to the state. Of purity. Of allegiance.
The mask can mean “I speak into truth” or used as a muzzle, like put on a dog to stay quiet. Never argue. Keep your mouth shut.
The mask will be the thing that separates the obedient citizens, enslaved into wrongthink versus the rebellious dangerous free thinkers.
The mask is the new Nazi Flag.
I am an essential. Or, I want to become an essential, enslaved forever to my masters. I am eager to identify with my masters.
I believe the story. I will put on the mask in solidarity of the story.
When the flag isn’t placed on a flagpole outside your home, or the mask isn’t worn on your face, then you are an enemy of the state.
The mask symbolizes the death of Agency, the death of autonomy, the death of democracy, the death of the most crucial parts of the self- the death of your own thought.
To put it on is to erase the self. Only the thoughts of the state remain in your head.
The mask is fascism. All words filtered through it are fascist traitorous words that will urge you to join the cause or urge you to die ever quicker for the good of the globe.
The mask symbolizes oppression, acquiescence and dejection.
The last picture of course is the character June, a Handmaid from the “Handmaid’s Tale”, who the state rapes repeatedly so she may bring forth a useful thing for it to exploit so the cycle of fascism may continue.